Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oh, No! Where Did My Website Go?

I seem to have lost my website. Temporarily, I hope. This, people, is what you get for fooling around with your Web host's settings. Let's hope I find a solution soon...

The website's back. Hallelujah! I don't know what I did wrong, but I'm not gonna do it again.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Trailer Queen of New Zealand

Clever Amanda Ashby got her family involved in the making of her new book trailer for The Zombie Queen of Newbury High. Check it out:

If you haven't read the novel yet, do it! Run to the shops like you're being chased by drooling zombies! One of my local bookstores, Better Read Than Dead, rated Zombie Queen a staff pick. (They have such good taste over there.) The book's fast-paced and very, very funny. Amanda even makes the zombies lovable in their own way.

One of the perks of being a zombie queen
is that you get to ride around in limos.
And one of the perks of knowing a zombie queen
is that you might be lucky enough to tag along with her!
This was our ride from San Francisco airport in 2008.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Goin' Loopy

Attention all Romance Writers of Australia members who write and/or are interested in YA fiction--a new Yahoo email loop has formed. To join, visit this link and click on Join This Group.

A great success story about an Aussie writer has surfaced. Rebecca James sold her first book, Beautiful Malice, to Bantam USA for a six-figure sum. On top of that, numerous lucrative foreign rights have been sold already. Read the Wall Street Journal article about her here.

Remember the trailer I did for Anna Campbell? It was my first attempt at doing anything trailer-like. If you like it, you can vote for it at You Gotta Read Reviews. Voting closes three days from now. I'm too chicken to look at the other entrants' trailers just yet. Don't forget to buy Anna's book--it goes on sale in North America at the end of this month.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Who's There?

You might see this trick or treater knocking at your door this Halloween:

Friday, October 16, 2009


Today's going to be busy! I'm holding down the day job, demolition at the house and not one, not two but THREE blog posts (including this one!).

Over at We Love YA right now, I'm talking about teen idols. Later today, my inaugural post at the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood goes up. I'm talking about the Golden Heart and whether or not you should enter a "controversial" manuscript. I'd love your opinions, so please come over and visit me!

Annie West sent me this link about Harlequin Teen partnering up with the ABC Family TV channel in the US. So far, four Harlequin Teen books are slated to tie in with episodes of the Greek series.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Trailer Mash

I'm probably the last person on earth to catch on to trailer mash-ups. I don't care. The people who did these re-edits are geniuses.

Scary Mary Poppins

The Shining - the feel-good comedy of the year

Ferris Bueller's Day Off - thrills a minute!

Brokeback to the Future

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I Made This!

Instead of working on my wip, I decided to make a book trailer for my dear friend Anna Campbell, seeing as she's got a book coming out later this month. Mind you, this trailer's verrrry basic and I couldn't use the song I'd adapted for it thanks to my law-abiding DH, who works in music copyright. But it's not too bad, if I may so myself! It's amazing what you can achieve while procrastinating, isn't it?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Blatant Selfless Promotion

The Model School, a band my husband is in, has released a FREE digital download of their new single, 'It's Hard to Dance When Your Legs Are On Fire'. (Indeed it is.)

Click here to download.